Birmingham arrest record for journalist Michael Harriot

Runa Sandvik filed this request with the Birmingham Police Department of Birmingham, AL .
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From: Runa Sandvik

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Alabama Public Records , I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records detailing the arrest and detention of journalist Michael Harriot on June 4 2020 by officers of the Birmingham Police Department. Records requested include police reports, arrest reports, witness statements, and/or narratives submitted by police officers involved with the reporters’ arrests.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


Runa Sandvik

From: Birmingham Police Department

Thank you for your inquiry.

Please refer to our public records request page:<>

Pursuant to the §36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975, Inspection and Copying of Records, “Every citizen has a right to inspect and take a copy of any public writing of this state, except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.”

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